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Posts Tagged ‘St. Albertus Church’

Spotlight Sunday – John Kwart (Quart)

Name:  Johann Kwart (Quart)

Birthday:  about 1818

Parents:  unknown

Siblings:  unknown

Relationship:  married 1.) Eva Boyke, 9 children – 4 daughters living
2.) Rosalie Bolde, 6 children – 5 sons living

Hometown:  Oslanin, Prussia

Immigration:  1876 aboard “Celtic”

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Michigan

Education:  not able to read or write

Occupation:  farmer in Prussia, laborer in Detroit

Church:  St. Albertus Catholic Church, Detroit, Michigan

Death: November 19, 1891 – age 73, meningitis

Cemetery:  Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan – single grave

Relationship to Me:  3rd great-grandfather

If you have information on any of these people or if you would like more information, please contact me!

Spotlight Sunday – Elisabeth (Lachowski) Ostrowski


Name:  Elisabeth Lachowski (Lachovsky / Lachowska, etc)

Birthday:  about 1867

Parents:  Joseph Lachowski & Elisabeth Kunath

Siblings:  August, John & Joseph

Relationship:  married to John Ostrowski, mother of 7 children

Children:  Joseph, John, Anthony, Lillian, Marie, George & baby boy

Hometown:  Prussia Germany

Immigration:  1875 aboard “Cimbria” from Hamburg

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Michigan

Education:  unable to read or write

Occupation:  worked as a tailoress in 1880

Church:  St. Albertus Church –  Detroit, Michigan

Death:  August 28, 1897 in childbirth delivering a stillborn son, 30 years old

Cemetery:  Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Detroit Michigan

Relationship to Me:  2nd great-grandmother

Spotlight Sunday – Martin Ostrowski


Name:  Martin Ostrowski

Birthday:  November 5, 1830

Parents:  Casimir Ostrowski & Marianna Hert

Siblings:  Eva, Joseph, John, Susanna, Frank, Marianna, Anton, Paul, Jacob & August

Relationship:  married to Elizabeth Kolpe, father of 7 known children

Hometown:  Putzig, Prussia

Immigration:  between 1867-1869

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Michigan

Education:  not able to read or write

Occupation:  machinist

Church:  St. Albertus Catholic Church – Detroit, Michigan

Death:  August 21, 1898, 67 years old

Cemetery:  Mt. Elliott Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

Relationship to Me:  3rd great-granduncle

Spotlight Sunday – John Ostrowski

Name:  Johann Anton Ostrowski

Birthday:  February 11, 1861

Parents:  Anton Ostrowski & Josephina Kuttni

Relationship:  Married to Elisabeth Lachowski in 1885, father of 7 children, 3 dying as infants.
Married to Frances Karschina in 1898, father of 10 children, 6 dying as infants.

Hometown:  Westpreußen, Preußen, Germany

Immigration:  about 1868, naturalized citizen by 1910, though in 1920 he states his citizenship is still pending

Last Known Residence:  Detroit, Michigan

Education:  able to read, write and speak English

Occupation:  Tailor

Church:  St. Albertus Catholic Church

Death:  November 16, 1926 of a diabetic coma.

Cemetery:  Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Detroit, Michigan

Relationship to Me:  2nd great-grandfather

Sympathy Saturday – Anton Hallman


Anton Hallman was born in Prussia in 1834.  He married Henrietta Elizabeth Kreft in 1870, and they had 3 children.  Anton sailed to America in 1873, and at some point Henrietta followed shortly behind with their 3 children.  She died in 1875 and is buried in an unmarked grave in the poor grounds of Mt. Elliott Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.  Two months later Anton married Katherine Kwart, also of Prussia, and they were married in St. Albertus Church in Detroit, Michigan.  In 1880 he and his family showed up in Metz, Presque Isle, Michigan were he worked as a farmer and resided the rest of his life.  Anton and Katherine had 6 more children.  He is buried in the Old Metz Cemetery (aka St. Dominic Catholic Cemetery) in Metz, Presque Isle, Michigan.

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